Quality Grade: Tokubetsu Junmai
Seimaibuai: 58% (42% of rice grain polished away)
Tasting Notes/Food Pairing:
The nose is led by steamed rice, fresh red plums, and suggestions of roasted peanuts. Bright and lean in the mouth, unlike many Nigori, and the impact is chewy with sweet rice flavors intermingling with the nutty and slightly fruity characteristics of the sake.
Brewery Name: Rihaku Shuzo
Brewery Founded: 1882
Brewery Location: Shimane Prefecture
Toji (master brewer): Yuichiro Tanaka
Brewery President: Yuichiro Tanaka
87 Points, Stephen Tanzers International Wine Cellar, 2007
"Hazy pale lemonade color. Aromas of squash and nuts. Big, rich, broad and dry; in a mellow, low-toned style, with a distinct rice flavor. A bit neutral but sound acidity gives this smooth wine a fruity quality."